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The official nin.com website description states (akin to ''Not The Actual Events''): "PART TWO. THE VIEW WIDENS AND EVERYTHING IS IN QUESTION."
 
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With the amount of clues hinted at and unmistakable lyrical correlations present throughout both EPs, Reznor stated the following in an interview posted online on July 26, 2017:
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"With the new EPs, I liked world-building, and writing music that can sit in that world. I was always the guy who desperately wanted the Dark Side of the Moon to line up withA 1995 article in the Fort Wayne Gazette Journal brought widespread attention to the apocryphal claim that Pink Floyd’s seminal 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon, was recorded to intentionally sync up with, and enhance, viewings of the Hollywood classic The Wizard of Oz. Evidence ranges from eerie coincidence (physical actions and cuts happening in accordance with the music) to playful (the Witch of the North entering to the line “Don’t give me that do goody good bullshit”).  The Wizard of Oz. I wanted to believe somebody was so far out of their mind that they figured that out. Fuck, I got goose bumps just thinking about that possibility right now — the idea that someone could be thinking so hard about an album.
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What the obsessives maybe don’t know is that if I were to explain everything to you, or just explicitly lay out what the new EP is about, you’d only be disappointed. You don’t really want to know. The experience of grappling with the thing is what makes it interesting, not the immediate gratification of going, “Oh, that’s what it means."[http://www.vulture.com/2017/07/trent-reznor-nine-inch-nails.html]
  
 
==Formats==
 
==Formats==

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Halo 31: Add Violence

Add Violence (also known as Halo 31) is the third proper EP from Nine Inch Nails. It was released digitally on July 21, 2017, though pre-orders through nin.com allowed for a download two days early. This EP acts as the second installation of a trilogy, following the 2016 release of Not The Actual Events.

Track List

  1. "Less Than" – 3:30
  2. "The Lovers" – 4:09
  3. "This Isn't The Place" – 4:44
  4. "Not Anymore" – 3:06
  5. "The Background World" – 11:44

About

The EP was officially announced on July 13, 2017. It had a wide digital release on July 21, 2017, under Trent Reznor's label The Null Corporation, and will be followed by the release of a physical component the week of August 8 and a CD release on September 1. A 12" vinyl version is also expected to follow. The EP's first track, "Less Than", was released digitally on July 13, 2017, with an accompanying music video directed by Brook Linder. "This Isn't The Place" was made available on the official NIN YouTube channel on July 18, 2017.

As quoted in a press release on nin.com:

"ADD VIOLENCE finds Nine Inch Nails becoming more accessible and impenetrable at the same time. The sonic palette expands significantly from Not The Actual Events, incorporating elements of beauty into the dark dissonance. The narrative arc linking the three records begins to emerge through the disassociated lyrics and the provocative and clue-filled cover artwork and accompanying physical component, available exclusively through the NIN.com store."

The official nin.com website description states (akin to Not The Actual Events): "PART TWO. THE VIEW WIDENS AND EVERYTHING IS IN QUESTION."

Hidden Themes / Possible ARG

With the amount of clues hinted at and unmistakable lyrical correlations present throughout both EPs, Reznor stated the following in an interview posted online on July 26, 2017:

"With the new EPs, I liked world-building, and writing music that can sit in that world. I was always the guy who desperately wanted the Dark Side of the Moon to line up withA 1995 article in the Fort Wayne Gazette Journal brought widespread attention to the apocryphal claim that Pink Floyd’s seminal 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon, was recorded to intentionally sync up with, and enhance, viewings of the Hollywood classic The Wizard of Oz. Evidence ranges from eerie coincidence (physical actions and cuts happening in accordance with the music) to playful (the Witch of the North entering to the line “Don’t give me that do goody good bullshit”). The Wizard of Oz. I wanted to believe somebody was so far out of their mind that they figured that out. Fuck, I got goose bumps just thinking about that possibility right now — the idea that someone could be thinking so hard about an album.

What the obsessives maybe don’t know is that if I were to explain everything to you, or just explicitly lay out what the new EP is about, you’d only be disappointed. You don’t really want to know. The experience of grappling with the thing is what makes it interesting, not the immediate gratification of going, “Oh, that’s what it means."[1]

Formats

Physical component

Akin to the first EP (with the exception of a CD release), Add Violence is also available as a digital download, a 12" vinyl and a physical component. Regarding the latter, the official description reads:

PROPER USE OF THIS RECORDING REQUIRES IT TO EXIST IN THE PHYSICAL WORLD, AS REAL AS YOU ARE. CHOOSING THIS PACKAGE GETS YOU THE DIGITAL FILES AND WE WILL SHIP THE ACCOMPANYING PHYSICAL COMPONENT TO YOUR RESIDENCE WHICH MAY PROVIDE ADDITIONAL CLARITY. VERY LIMITED SUPPLIES AVAILABLE.

Artwork

Add Violence back cover

The curious "scratch marks" seen in the various iterations of the Not The Actual Events cover artwork also faintly appear in the upper right corner of the Add Violence cover, seemingly lining up to become an eventual bigger picture.

On July 17, 2017, Trent Reznor tweeted an image of the back cover with the accompanying text: "NINE INCH NAILS: ADD VIOLENCE - BACK COVER AVAILABLE 21 JULY REMEMBER WHEN RECORDS HAD BACK COVERS? NO? MAYBE THIS ONE IS IMPORTANT."

Credits


All songs written by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

External Links

Discography
Previous release - "The Fragile: Deviations 1" Halo number: 31 Next release - "TBD"